Remembering Kristallnacht – 74 Years Later

Today marks the 74th anniversary of Kristallnacht, also known as the Night of Broken Glass. It was a horrific moment in time as Jews were discriminated against by Nazi storm troopers, their businesses and homes destroyed, their lives lost, and the survivors rounded up and sent to Nazi camps.

If you are seeking an in depth and compelling book to read about Kristallnacht, I highly recommend Sir Martin Gilbert’s Kristallnacht: Prelude to Destruction (Making History).

It is an intense and deeply researched study of Kristallnacht, as only Sir Martin Gilbert can bring us. His brilliance in depicting the horrific moments of the event are written with masterfulness and directness. He leaves no stone unturned.

I have this book in my own library, and refer to it often.

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